This year the Arthritis Research UK has undertaken a comprehensive review of its fellowship and career support schemes. This has been done in recognition of the vital part played by the charity’s support for careers across the spectrum of training, career development and senior fellowships, but equally taking account of the balance that must be maintained with other research expenditure if the charity is to sustain its equally important funding of research through its other schemes. The outcome of the review has been shared with the charity’s Scientific Strategy Committee, our Research and Academic Capacity Committee (RECAP) which helps advise on fellowships and career support, and members of our Fellowship Implementation Committee. Arthritis Research UK remains fully committed to enabling current and future generations of researchers working in the field of musculoskeletal health and this analysis has been important in providing the charity with an up to date and coherent picture to help guide the most effective means by which it can deliver career support.
We will continue to review the structure and scale of individual schemes throughout the course of 2014 and will now begin publicising deadlines for the coming year from entry level schemes to senior fellowships, in clinical and basic research. The first to re-open is the Clinical Research Fellowship scheme, which is now open with a deadline of 26th February 2014. Further calls and deadlines will be announced in a stepwise fashion over the next few months starting in the new year. We will always publicise and open fellowship rounds 3 months prior to the deadline to provide time for applicants to prepare their proposal. Please be sure to keep checking our deadlines page for more information.
If the design of your proposed project encompasses a clinical study/trial, the relevant Arthritis Research UK Clinical Studies Group (CSG) will assess your application alongside the external expert peer reviewers.
The CSG will consider how your proposal fits within the nationally agreed strategy, and currently ongoing studies, in the particular disease area of your research. Therefore, at an early stage during the development of your proposal, you should consider how it fits in with the agreed strategies detailed on the website.
If you are unsure as to whether your study constitutes a clinical study/trial, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current available fellowship deadlines are:
Clinical research fellowship are awarded to encourage clinicians (including surgeons) into an academic research career in any field concerned with the treatment of arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases.
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